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PIS seminar series Jan Hajič

The Prague Computer Science seminar coorganized by Department of Computer Science, presents

Machine Translation of Natural Languages by Jan Hajič

Thursday, April 23,  at 4 p.m. in room KNE:107.

Lecture anotation:

Machine Translation is as old as the field of Computational Linguistics itself. It is also a problem that has been predicted to „be solved in the next five years“ many times, but in fact it is not yet solved today.

More about the lecturer:

Prof. RNDr. Jan Hajič, Dr. is a professor at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. Currently, he leads the LINDAT/CLARIN language resources infrastructural project. He is also active in building language resources, both for deep language analysis and for machine translation (annotated corpora, treebanks). He has published over 170 publications, often with international co-authors. In the 1990s, he was a member of the team building the first modern statistical machine translation system at IBM Research. He also taught at the Computer Science Department of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He was/is the Czech Co-PI of several EU projects on machine translation (recently, especially Euromatrix, META-NET, Companions, Khresmoi, Faust, QTLeap, HimL and QT21).